This project will build a junior high school to educate 250 students in the town of Mbouma, Senegal where there is currently no local option beyond primary school leaving those in this poor, rural area of Senegal with very limited prospects of a better life.
Andando is partnering with the local population to build a school In the village of Mbouma, where 250 motivated primary school students have no junior high school. Some students travel over 10km to go to school in another town, but only if they can afford transportation or lodging. Most are not so lucky, particularly the young girls, forcing them to drop out. Currently, classes in Mbouma are held in makeshift huts made from millet stalks, which has twice burned down.
The parents and students of Mbouma need a permanent structure that will provide a more comfortable, safe learning environment. Unfortunately, they simply cannot afford the building materials. Village elders have petitioned the government for a junior high school and have been deeded land by the community. The government sent teachers, but it is left up to the community members to build classrooms. Help us give this motivated community the school they need.
In constructing a permanent school building with two classrooms, and the potential for more classroom space and a latrine in the future you will help provide students with a cleaner, healthier place to learn. The building of the school establishes it as a permanent, necessary part of village life for future generations of students. Our goal is not to simply put up a building, but to help put this rural community on a path to a more secure future.